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Jet Boat

Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Whanganui River National Park the easy way, our jet boat can take you all the way to the Bridge to Nowhere and back in a day trip.  Experience the thrills of zooming along with the wind in your hair and running the rapids with our experienced jet boat driver to keep you safe and tell you all about the sights.  Our customised heated hand rails will ensure your comfort even in the depth of winter. 

Please note that a minimum of 2 passengers are required for all of our jet boat trips.  

Your safety is important to us and we reserve the absolute right to not allow passengers to travel when we consider the river conditions or weather forecasts are unfavourable, or for any other reason, at our sole discretion. In the event that we consider the river to be unsafe for canoeing, we will offer an alternative date or fully refund any deposit or other payment made. If we consider the river to be safe for your trip and you choose not to go, we reserve the right to keep any deposit or payment made.

BLAZING HOT DEAL - 20% off all our Jet Boat Tours for groups of 6 or 10% off for groups of 4-5
Use the code BLAZING_JET_6 for groups of 6 or BLAZING_JET_4 for groups of 4-5 when booking
Available for bookings before the end of October

Our Jet Boat Experiences

Lavender Farm

Taumarunui to Ohinepane return - stopping at Lauren's Lavender Farm
3 hours (approx) - from $200.00pp +online booking fees

An exhilarating ride on the upper reaches of the Whanganui River. Launching at Cherry Grove, Taumarunui, you’ll enjoy the thrills and the sights as far down river as Ohinepane. Having worked up an appetite as the fresh air rushes past, we’ll pop into Lauren’s Lavender Farm to treat you to a cuppa and a muffin before returning to Taumarunui.
Available from end of October, through until the middle of May only.

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Ohinepane Picnic

Taumarunui to Ohinepane return - stopping at Ohinepane.
3 hours (approx) - from $200.00pp +online booking fees

An alternative to the Lavender Farm trip, enjoy a picnic and a hot cuppa from the thermos at Ohinepane campsite

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Posh Pioneers

Taumarunui to Whakahoro (return) - stopping at Posh Pioneers.
6 hours (approx) - from $400.00pp +online booking fees

Explore the upper reaches of the beautiful Whanganui River as it travels from town, through remote farmland and into untouched wilderness. Admire stunning waterfalls, wild rapids and deep, bush clad gorges. You’ll travel to the delightful Posh Pioneers off-grid, glamping site where you will be transported on ATV by Fritz and Heather to a home-cooked lunch with excellent organic barista coffee. Then enjoy the thrill of jetting back up-river to Taumarunui.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River from $50pp per night. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

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Blue Duck Station

Taumarunui to Whakahoro (return) - stopping at Blue Duck Station.
6 hours (approx) - from $400.00pp +online booking fees

Explore the upper reaches of the beautiful Whanganui River as it travels from town, through remote farmland and into untouched wilderness. Admire stunning waterfalls, wild rapids and deep, bush clad gorges. You’ll travel to renowned Blue Duck Station, known for their conservation efforts of the endangered Blue Duck (Whio) where you will be transported by ATV to the Blue Duck Café for lunch. Then enjoy the thrill of jetting back up-river to Taumarunui.

Add on accommodation at our fishing themed Angler's Cottage on the banks for the Whanganui River from $50pp per night. Call 0800 252 946 to check availability and book.

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Bridge to Nowhere

Pipiriki to Taumarunui - including a short walk at The Bridge to Nowhere
Approx 8 hours – From $600pp +online booking fees

A full day’s expedition leaving from Cherry Grove, Taumarunui and journeying 145 kms down river, through remote farmland and into pristine National Park bush, ending at the remote Maori settlement of Pipiriki. Along the way you’ll admire stunning waterfalls, wild rapids and deep-green, bush clad gorges. At lunch time we’ll visit the delightful Posh Pioneers glamping site where you will be transported on ATV by Fritz and Heather to a home-cooked lunch with excellent organic coffee. We’ll stop for a short walk to the iconic Bridge to Nowhere as well as afternoon tea beside the river. On arrival at Pipiriki you’ll transfer to a shuttle for the scenic drive back to Taumarunui.

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Jet Boat Fly Fishing Experience

Leaving from Taumarunui
5+ hours - Groups of 2-4 - $750pp +online booking fees

Enjoy a full-day Jet Boat and Fly Fishing expedition on the Whanganui River – home to the World Fly Fishing Championships. Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’ve never fished before, this is a unique and exhilarating way of fishing for the truly adventurous! Our Jet Boat will zoom you down-river through whitewater rapids and into the remote reaches of Te Awa Tupua, the only river in Aotearoa to be legally recognised as a person. You’ll get to know the special secrets and moods of our beautiful river as you stop at remote, untouched fishing spots accessible only by boat. NZ fly-fishing champion Peter Scott, a former member of our national Fly Fishing Team the “Silver Flies” will provide expert tuition and share with you the tips and tricks of his success. Lunch is included, all transport and fishing gear is provided, or bring your own.

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